Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media. For more about this section, see:

Increased public funding led to increase in availability of child care slots, OSU study says (KEZI)

Increased public funding helped lead to an increaser in available child care slots, according to an Oregon State University study. (see also News-Guard)

Oregon State researchers to study climate fluctuations in the ocean (KPIC)

A team of Oregon State University researchers is leading a three-year effort to learn more about climate fluctuations in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary using more than 20 years of oceanographic data.

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Woodland hyacinth: Caryn Stoess, operations manager and SLE Administrator, says, “Not only did I find this clump of woodland hyacinth, aka Spanish bluebell, near peak bloom, but I actually managed to get a photo I liked.” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Interested in creating interactive assessments with Top Hat, the OSU-supported student response system? On Thursday, May 18 at noon, join the Interactive Assessments with Top Hat Pages webinar to learn how to extend engagement outside of class and build interactivity into every assignment. Registration required. 


Water Resources Science Seminar Series: We have a bonus spring water talk with Tally Palmer from South Africa’s Rhodes University. Palmer’s topic is “Can research really shift water resource problems towards social justice and ecological sustainability? Using the Adaptive Systemic Approach in seven African countries,” at 10:30 a.m., May 16, in Wilkinson 207. Contact [email protected] for Zoom details or accommodations for disabilities. 

NEW! Center for Teaching and Learning QT Teaching Talk: Tasha Galardi, senior instructor, Human Services internship coordinator, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, will speak on “From Education to Employment: Connecting Students to Meaningful Careers,” 11-11:50 a.m., May 16, LINC 414. Participants will engage in activities that highlight the types of career-focused practices they can incorporate into their own classes. Register.

COVID policy talk: Abigail Miller Master of Public Policy Defense, “Congress During COVID: A Content Analysis of Federal Legislators’ COVID Policy Actions.” Noon, May 16. Committee: Chris Stout, Kelsy Kretschmer and Dwaine Plaza. Contact [email protected] for the Zoom link.

Curious about ChatGPT? Join CTL and UIT-Academic Technologies in conversations around ChatGPT and generative AI. Bring your questions and ideas as we explore together. Optional: Bring a laptop to try ChatGPT. Noon on May 16 in LINC 468 Faculty Lounge. Check out the CTL events calendar to see more drop-in sessions. Questions? Contact CTL.

National Science Foundation leader discusses engineering careers: You have completed the requirements for your B.S. in engineering. Now what? Please join us for pizza and a discussion with Ron Joslin, a leader from the NSF. This is a great opportunity to discuss all aspects of your future plans, even if you are not sure what they are. Noon to 1 p.m., May 16, Rogers Hall 226. To register:

Streaming conversation with Noam Chomsky: Scholar Noam Chomsky will discuss his recent book, “Notes on the Resistance,” via webcast at noon, May 16, MU Horizon Room. Chomsky is institute professor (emeritus) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and laureate professor of linguistics at University of Arizona. The event will discuss critical real-world issues, such as lessons we can learn from the pandemic, global challenges we are currently facing and advice for student activism. There will be a 40-minute discussion followed by an opportunity for Q&A from the audience. To RSVP, go to:

OSU Employee Parent Connections: Tuesdays from 1-2 p.m. during spring term. An opportunity for OSU’s parenting employees to come together through Zoom and talk about anything related to parenting and working. Share resources with each other, ask questions of each other, celebrate milestones, share successes and challenges and more. Email Kristi King, [email protected], with the Family Resource Center if you would like the Zoom link

NEW! Ice cream: The Beaver Classic Food Truck will be scooping ice cream at Common Fields from 5-8 p.m., May 16 during their trivia night. Come get a scoop of your favorite flavor.

Turning Adversity into Advantage: Join a Changemakers webcast at 5:30 p.m., May 16 with Alexis Serna, ‘08, director of Beyond Football and Varsity OSU. The leading scorer in Beaver history and the 2005 Lou Groza Award winner will talk with CLA Professor Susan Shaw about how he helps student-athletes build their futures after football. Register at

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store carries furniture, computers, household items, office supplies and more at 644 SW 13th St. Public sales are open to all shoppers this Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Friday, noon to 3 p.m.; details here. Staff may shop for their department Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; details here.

Corvallis-OSU Symphony Spring Concert: Featuring Strauss: "An Alpine Symphony" and performances from OSU student soloists. Final concert conducted by Marlan Carlson who will be retiring after this year. 7:30 p.m., May 16, at The LaSells Stewart Center. $35 online, $40 at the door. Complimentary K-8 student tickets available online; up to three K-8 tickets can be reserved with one paid adult ticket. Show student ID at door. High school and college students may pick up complimentary tickets at the box office one hour prior to concert. Tickets and more information at


NEW! OSU Beaver Dads: Come join in with other self-identified dads from around the Corvallis campus to talk about parenting, work and everything in between. Lunch will be provided. This is a time for informal conversation, so come late or leave early if you need, ask questions of other dads, share experiences/stories/resources and more. Facilitated by Tarron Anderson. Noon to 1:30 p.m., May 17, MU 212. Questions about OSU Beaver Dads or want to be on the OSU Beaver Dads Listserv? Email Kristi King ([email protected]) with the Family Resource Center.

NEW! Undergraduate Excellence: Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) is happening from 9 a.m. to noon May 18 in the MU Ballroom. More than 200 projects will be showcased in poster format. Come by to talk with students to learn more about the work they are doing. Light refreshments will be available. Contact [email protected] for questions. 

NEW! Corvallis Public Seed Library Pop-Up Vegetable Garden Plant Clinic: Benton County Master Gardeners will hold a pop-up plant clinic event at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library's Public Seed Library 4-7 p.m., May 18. Master Gardeners can help you plan your warm season garden, select warm season crop seeds right for you and answer your questions about transplanting purchased seedlings and growing your vegetable garden. The Public Seed Library is located in the historic Belluschi wing of the library, with windows facing Monroe Street. 

NEW! "The Seeds of Peace": A special preview of a Hiroshima peace tree documentary: Corvallis documentarian David-Paul Hedberg will be sharing his work-in-progress film, “The Seeds of Peace,” which focuses on the many peace trees that survived the Hiroshima bombing. 5-8 p.m., May 18, MU Ballroom.

NEW! OSU Wind Symphony presents “Nebula”: Featuring works by Luis Serrano Alarcón, Bernhard Heiden and Olin Hannum with Carter Martin, alto saxophone soloist. 7:30 p.m., May 18, The LaSells Stewart Center. $10 for adults. Free for all students. Purchase tickets in advance at

NEW! Open house: Join the department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences for an Open House at 1-3:30 p.m., May 19 in Nash Hall. Choose your own adventure while you explore our amazing department! You can tour our labs and facilities, meet our wonderful faculty, test your systematics knowledge with a mini mock practicum and hear about exciting research currently being done. We will also host an ice cream social with student tabling and research posters from 3:30-5 p.m. on the front lawn. 

Latin orgs grad social: This is a unique collaboration between the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) and the Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) toward fostering a supportive graduate community. This event will be held at 6 p.m., May 17 in the Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez. 

SWLF Writer in Residence: Ander Monson. Screening of "Predator," (1987) 6:30 p.m., May 17 in LINC 314. Reading and book signing of “Predator: A Memoir, a Movie, an Obsession,” 7:30 p.m., May 19 at The Corvallis Museum. Information: 541-737-3244.

OSU Wind Ensemble presents “Danzón." Featuring OSU Wind Ensemble concerto winner Logan Hart, tuba and the world premiere of “Voices of the Inside Passage” by JoAnne Harris. 7:30 p.m., May 17 at The LaSells Stewart Center. $10 for adults. Free for all students. Purchase tickets in advance at

OSU Day of Service – MAY 20: Join Beavers across the state and elsewhere volunteering in their communities with the OSU Day of Service. We have project here on campus as well as in Corvallis, Portland, Salem and in California and beyond. Sign up today:

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Utkir Adkhamov M.S. Water Resources Policy and Management defense: Adkhamov will present his thesis, titled, “What Are the Roles of International Water Organizations in Climate Change Adaptation?” at 8 a.m., May 17 in BURT Hall 193 and on Zoom. Jenniver Sehring of IHE Delft Institute for Water Education and Mary Santelmann, Geography and WRGP, advise Adkhamov. Reach out to [email protected] for Zoom details or accommodations related to a disability.

NEW! State Broadband Planning Discussion with the Public: Broadband is a foundational service that can open doors for health, economic opportunity, education, social engagement and more. The Oregon Broadband Office wants to hear about your access and experience with broadband as they write the state’s first broadband plan which will be the foundation for $350-$500+ million of federal funding to flow into the state. Inform the plan so money goes where it’s needed. 1-2 p.m., May 18. Register:

NEW! HMSC Research Seminar: Marcus Chaknova, a graduate student with the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oregon, will be giving a seminar titled “Under the surface; a multidisciplinary approach to submarine volcanic deposits from Hunga volcano, Kingdom of Tonga,” 3:30 p.m., May 18. In person at HMSC’s GVMSB Auditorium or online. Zoom link or call +1-971-247-1195 Meeting ID: 945 5573 115. Click here for more information.

NEW! Department of Botany & Plant Pathology Spring Seminar Series: “The Ptr1 immune receptor confers resistance to multiple bacterial pathogens of solanaceous plants” presented by Greg Martin of Cornell University Boyce Thompson Institute, 4 p.m., May 18, via Zoom only. For complete schedule visit the BPP Seminar website.

NEW! Ideas Matter Lecture Series: "Colonization of Mars." Professor Jose-Antonio Orosco in a conversation with Astronomer Randy Millstein. 5-7 p.m., May 18 at The Bière Library, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Suite 102, Corvallis. Free, open to all. Presented by the School of History, Philosophy and Religion.

NEW! Gilfillan lecture: Heidi Schellman, professor in the Department of Physics, will give the 2023 Gilfillan lecture, titled, “Dealing with big data: What to do when your neutrino detector is the size of a building.” 5:30-7 p.m., May 18 in The LaSells Stewart Center.

NEW! Joseph Alexander, "A Dozen Camps": This year, we are fortunate to have Joe Alexander as our survivor-speaker. Alexander spent his youth in the town of Koval, Poland, in a family that included his parents, three sisters, and two brothers. Of this family, only he would survive the Holocaust. 7 p.m. May 18. Presented virtually, with a viewing and moderated question session in LiNC 128. Free, open to all. Registration required.

NEW! State of Black Affairs Summit: Registration is closing soon for the second annual State of Black Affairs Summit. Registration officially closes May 18, but the event is likely to reach capacity before this date. Please register soon. The one-day summit centers the Black community in topics such as hiring negotiation, rural education, public health, public safety, allyship, activism and entrepreneurship. Hosted by the OSU President’s Commission on the Status of Black Faculty & Staff Affairs and the Portland Center. Email questions to [email protected]. In-person registration: $100 until May 18 (or sooner). Virtual registration: $75 until May 23. Details & registration:

Public policy defense: Carly Ferrone will present their Executive Master of Public Policy defense, titled “Medicaid Behavioral Health Service Utilization and Satisfaction during the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Urban County Case Study." 1 p.m., May 17, Zoom. Committee members: Brent Steel, Stephanie Bernell, Kenneth Maes. Contact [email protected] for the Zoom link.

WRS seminar series: Ruth Sofield from Western Washington University will present "Contaminants of emergent concern in Puget Sound," at 4 p.m. May 17 in Burt 193 or on Zoom. Reach out to [email protected] for Zoom details.  

Honors College Thesis Research Fair: 5-6:30 p.m., May 17 for virtual research lightning talks on Zoom; and 10-11:30 a.m., May 19 in LINC 228 for in-person lightning talks. Additionally, from 1-3 p.m. May 19 on the third floor of LINC, there will be a poster fair with students available to answer questions about research. Contact Bailey Garvin with questions or request for accommodations.

Discussion with Sophie Peel, Willamette Week reporter who broke the story: "The Rise and Fall of Shemia Fagan." Secretary of State Shemia Fagan resigned last week following an April 27 story by Willamette Week regarding her involvement with La Mota, a cannabis dispensary chain. WW reporter Sophie Peel, who broke the story, will discuss how the article developed and her pathway to becoming a staff reporter for Willamette Week. 5 p.m., May 17, LInC 31. Sponsored by the University Legislative Scholars (ULS) Program.

Coaches Clinic: The Sports Parent: Want to contribute to the success and enjoyment of youth sports and keep kids in the game? Hear about research and best practices for parents and coaches alike in the final session of the free Coaches Clinic Series, led by OSU kinesiology faculty. 6:30 p.m., May 17, Hallie Ford Center. Register now.

Race on campus: Fraternity & Sorority Life will be hosting Lawrence Ross, author of “The Divine Nine: The History of African American Fraternities and Sororities,” and “Blackballed: The Black & White Politics of Race on America's Campuses." Ross will be providing his "Blackballed" 90-minute keynote on campus racism from 6-7:30 p.m., May 17 in Gill Coliseum. Full event details can be found on the OSU Events Calendar.

Oregon Olive School: The Olea Project with OSU Extension Service will be hosting the Oregon Olive School on May 18-19. This program is a day and a half of olive-related programming tailored to growers in Western Oregon. Held at NWREC in Aurora and Durant Olive Mill in Dayton. Registration is $30 and scholarships are available.

UHR onboarding: University Human Resources invites you to two upcoming listening sessions this month regarding your experience with UHR’s onboarding process. We are hosting two different opportunities for you to provide feedback in an interactive setting on ways we can improve our process. Sessions are 2-3 p.m., May 19, in Memorial Union Room 206 and 1-2 p.m., May 26 via Zoom; register here. You can also fill out an anonymous survey about your experience here.

CoSCIES 2023 Education Research Showcase Extravaganza: Interested in learning about the science of teaching and learning? Join us from 1-5 p.m., May 23 in the MU Journey Room (104) to learn about the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and Education Research in OSU’s College of Science. Watch to be inspired to attend. Learn more about the program here. Sign up to present a talk or poster at our call for proposals here. Register to attend the Extravaganza here.

Take Note

NEW! Support student mental health: Thank you to Dam Proud Day donors who, on OSU's day of giving last month, made 55 gifts totaling nearly $33,000 to support the Student Mental Health Fund. To commemorate National Mental Health Month this May, you can join them by making a gift to support vital mental health programs for OSU students, including the new Anytime Anywhere app, which gives students access to counseling from anywhere, 24 hours per day.

NEW! Graduate student representation sought: The Recreational Sports Advisory Board is seeking two graduate student representatives to serve on the student advisory board for the 23/24 year. If you are interested, apply at If you would like more information, contact [email protected] with your questions.

Robotic Sound Research Study: The Oregon State University Department of Mechanical Engineering is conducting a research study to better understand how people interact with robots that sound different. The study lasts for about 45 minutes. The full study title is “Evaluating Sonification for Interactive Robots” and the principal investigator is Prof. Naomi Fitter. Please contact Nnamdi Nwagwu at [email protected] to sign up.

Call for Applications: Career Champions Program: Applications are now being accepted for the fall 2023 Career Champions cohort. The Career Champions program provides faculty and instructors with tangible ways to incorporate career connection into the classroom, while advancing diversity, equity and inclusion and examining the barriers to access for first-generation, high financial need, and/or students of color. More information can be found on the Center for Teaching and Learning website. Please direct questions to Director of Career Integration, Brenna Gomez. To apply, complete the application form by June 9. 

Event planning support at the Alumni Center: Need help creating a smooth-flowing event layout? Want recommendations for trusted caterers and vendors? Book with the CH2M HILL Alumni Center and we will help you craft the perfect event and deploy the right technology for successful online and in-person events. View the Alumni Center’s unique services and amenities at

Beavs Volunteer: Community Engagement and Leadership is offering a number of group service volunteer projects at local organizations, including Heartland Humane, Habitat for Humanity, SAGE Garden, Room at the Inn and Corvallis Parks and Rec. Register at: Accommodations for disabilities may be made by contacting 541-737-3041 or [email protected]. 

NOSU Healthy Aging Club’s 4th Annual Photography Contest: This year’s theme is "Older Adults in Nature," and the contest is open to all OSU community members. Prizes include gift certificates to the Garland and Shonnard Nurseries and OSU swag. Submit your entry by May 24 using the following link: OSU Gerontology Conference attendees will vote on who wins the contest on June 2. For more information, go to

PERIOD at OSU Hygiene Product Drive: PERIOD at OSU, a student organization helping to end period poverty and stigma, will be holding a menstrual and hygiene product drive around Corvallis through May 28. Donation boxes will be located inside The Book Bin, The Public Library, and both Co-op locations (Grant and Third). Acceptable donations include packaged menstrual and hygiene products, such as pads, tampons, deodorant, shampoo, body wash, razors and toothpaste, which will be donated to the BNC, as well as Community Outreach, Inc. and Vina Moses Center in Corvallis. 

New website connects researchers with student participants at OSU: Attention researchers. Are you looking for participants for your research studies? Our new website offers a simple and effective way to find and recruit students at OSU. Simply complete a study listing form with basic information, participation criteria and contact information, and your study will be posted on our website for students to browse after approval. Visit today to learn more and start recruiting.

Snack study: Do you like snacks? Volunteers wanted for almond snack study (Corvallis). Seeking volunteers age 35-60 with minor underlying health conditions, (ex. elevated blood sugar or blood pressure, 20+ pounds overweight) to participate in a research study. Cannot be a smoker, pregnant/breastfeeding or taking vitamin E supplements. The study is 13 weeks and volunteers will receive $500. Study title: "Almonds to improve gut health and decrease inflammation." PI: Laura Beaver. For more info and to see if you qualify: Contact: [email protected] 541-737-3594.

Taste testers wanted: The OSU Center for Sensory & Consumer Behavior Research is looking for new panelists for consumer taste tests. Open to all students, faculty, staff, family and community members 18 and over. Panelists receive up to $20/hour for their time. Tests run throughout the year. Some tests are done in our lab and others use our drive through sample pick up and in-home testing. Fill out Qualtrics survey to be added to our pool at or call 541-737-6506. People already in our pool do not need to fill out survey.

Call for Blended Learning Fellowship Nominations: The Center for Teaching and Learning is accepting nominations and self-nominations for a 2023-24 Blended Learning Faculty Fellow. The Fellow will support CTL’s mission of enhancing teaching excellence through involvement in coordination, design and facilitation of faculty development around blended learning. See call for blended fellowship nominations and apply by May 31.

Volunteers Needed for the Great Move Out: Each year, OSU has the opportunity to collect items no longer needed from students moving out and redistributing them to nonprofits in our community. And your help is needed. Volunteers are needed to assist with picking up and sorting donations during a variety of shift times between 8 a.m.-9 p.m., June 13-21. Details and sign-up here.

Diversity research publications: Submit diversity research publications and RSVP for the OSU Diversity Research Reception. Noon to 1 p.m. May 17, MU Horizon Room; and Cascades (streaming) Obsidian Hall, 207. Submit publication and RSVP here. The reception will highlight and celebrate the contributions of OSU researchers advancing equity through scholarship and engagement, and provide a forum for sharing ideas, making connections and building collaborations for future research. Food and refreshments will be served at the Corvallis and Cascades campuses.


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NEW! iINVENT Summer Camps are looking for instructors: Precollege Programs is now hiring for iINVENT Summer Camps. Travel Oregon and teach kids about STEM and going to college. Work as an invention mentor traveling Oregon to facilitate invention education programs with middle school youth. Posting #P09540SE. Closes June 1.

NEW! Central Oregon Agricultural Research and Extension Center (COAREC) Director Internal Search: The Central Oregon Agricultural Research and Extension Center (COAREC) in Madras, Oregon, is seeking a Director. This is a part-time (0.50 FTE) 12-month professional faculty position. Posting P06847UF. Closes July 10.


“You change the world by being yourself.” ~ Yoko Ono

Corvallis: Sunny today, high of 88, low of 54. Sunny Wednesday.

Central Oregon: Sunny with a chance of showers, high of 78, low of 51. Sunny Wednesday.

Newport: Areas of fog today, high of 63, low of 52. Sunny Wednesday.

Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: